SOURCE: Love Across the Ocean

Love Across the Ocean

September 22, 2011 19:23 ET

Jack Black Joins Other Celebrities in Going All-in to Win for Hope

Renal Support Network and Love Across the Ocean Present No Limit Texas Hold'em Celebrity Poker Tournament Benefiting Kidney Disease Patients and Refugee Families

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - Sep 22, 2011) - Actor/comedian, Jack Black and a host of celebrities will 'ante-up' at the "All-in to Win for Hope" No Limit Texas Hold'em Celebrity Poker Tournament on Saturday, October 29, 2011 at Commerce Casino in Commerce, California benefiting Renal Support Network and Love Across the Ocean charities. The celebrity poker tournament will award cash prizes.

"We are excited to have Jack Black participate in our second annual celebrity poker tournament," said Dale Wade Davis, event chairman and actor ("Shameless"). "On behalf of our tournament partner, Love Across the Ocean, we look forward to an afternoon full of entertainment and are honored to have Jack help us raise awareness about chronic kidney disease and the importance of organ donation, as well as the plight of refugee families." Davis is a kidney transplant recipient from good friend, Phillip Palmer (ABC7 Anchor).

Welcoming many stars from the Los Angeles area, the celebrity poker tournament is a fun-filled day that offers great prizes, a silent auction, raffles, a dinner buffet and a chance to mingle and compete against stars from various genres of the entertainment industry.

"It's going to be a great event. You get to play with celebrities, win cash and great prizes, all while helping out two great charities. It doesn't get much better than that," added Leyna Nguyen, president, Love Across the Ocean and KCAL9 Anchor.

Participants who purchase tickets in advance receive a $50 discount. Rebuys will be available. All tickets include a buffet. Ticket proceeds benefit Renal Support Network and Love Across the Ocean and are tax deductible.

Renal Support Network (RSN) is a non-profit, patient-focused, patient-run organization that provides non-medical services to those affected by chronic kidney disease.

Love Across the Ocean is a non-profit organization led by Leyna Nguyen (KCAL Channel 9 Anchor) helping refugee families of all nationalities start a new life. For more information, please visit

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